The vfdb has assumed the task based on professional research, to minimize the risks of accidents and disasters in our industrial society. For this goal, the vfdb experts from fire brigades, local authorities, industry, research and organisations work interdisciplinary together.

The results are regularly published in the "Zeitschrift für Forschung und Technik im Brandschutz vfdb". The results are also distributed in the media and at symposiums to encourage the practical application and for public knowledge and to create general awareness.